Saturday, August 31, 2013

CAT case for upgradation of GP of IPs at Ernakulam Bench....collection of funds

All members and Circle Secretaries of our Association are aware that in Central Working Committee Meeting held at Shirdi on 12/10/2012 and 13/10/2012 it was decided that "Association is against the merger of IP/ASP cadre and support to Mr. Permanand financially to file another OA in Hon’ble CAT Ernakulam bench jointly". It was also decided that big Circles will deposit / remit Rs. 10000/- and small Circles will remit Rs. 5000/- as donation amount directly in CHQ Account standing at State Bank of India (A/C No. 32353016466 having IFS Code No. SBIN0001467 in the name of Vilas S. Ingale and Santosh S. Kulkarni) at Vakola Branch Mumbai through Core Banking and will intimate the details of amount remitted to General Secretary over his mobile number to enable him to put the details thereof on Associations Blog and to maintain the seperate account.
As discussed in CWC Meeting General Secretary Vilas Ingale, Shri Permanand ASP (PMU) Postal Directorate and Shri Niranjan Kumar, ASP, o/o PMG NR Region Calicut (Kerala) has jointly filed CAT case at Ernakulam Bench under OA No. 289/13. The next date of hearing is 4/9/2013.

All Circle Secretaries who have so far deposited / remitted the money directly to above said CHQ Account are once again requested to furnish the details of amount remitted i.e. amount, date of remittance to GS immediately to enable him to publish the same on blog and those Circle Secretaries have not remitted their quota may please remit the same without further delay. 

6th Pay Panel has not recommended 50% DA merger with Basic pay

The 6th Pay Commission had recommended not to merge 50 per cent ofDearness Allowance (DA) for government employees with their basic pay, Parliament was informed on 30-8-2013.

6th Central Pay Commission had recommended not to merge Dearness Allowance with basic pay at any stage," Minister of State Finance Minister Namo Narain Meena said in a written reply to the Lok Sabha.
Government accepted this recommendation, he said, adding that the recommendations of the 6th Pay Commission were given effect from January 1, 2006.

Some Central Government Employees Associations have been demanding for the merger of 50 per cent DA with Basic Pay and the constitution of
7th Pay Commission.

Meena said the setting up of the next Pay Commission is considered normally after a gap of 10 years between two successive Pay Commission.

DA to central government employees is revised twice a year, with effect from January 1 and July 1, calculated on the basis of percentage increase in all India
Consumer Price Index for Industrial Workers.

Source:-The Economic Times

Friday, August 30, 2013

Project Arrow Guide

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Post Offices for Women

The objective for opening of all women post offices in the country is to lay focus on women’s empowerment and to achieve Departments objectives and mission to sustain its position as the largest postal network in the world. It is an effort to integrate gender equality and women’s empowerment for good governance by ensuring that women employees working at various levels in the Department have a real voice in the decision making of the Department as well as have a role in the management of post offices in the country. The all women post offices are the post office where all employees are women and they have been given the responsibility of managing the events of the post offices. This is done with a view to promote leadership and managerial qualities in women employees of the Department. These post offices are opened in major cities and at present 34 all women post offices are functioning in the country. These post offices are functioning within the postal network of the Department in the country and not a separate set up of post offices.

Besides this, from customers’ perspective, Post Offices offer products and services like small savings, postal life insurance and other mail related products which are used by the common man. All Women Post Office offers a secured environment to our woman customers from all strata of society to transact postal business with a level of comfort and familiarity with women employees of the Department.

This information was given by Dr. Smt. Killi Kruparani, Minister of State for Communications and Information Technology in a written reply to a question in the Rajya Sabha today.
Source : PIB

CGHS Hyderabad: Revival of "Continuous Empanelment Scheme" for private hospitals & Diagnostic centres

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Draft Seniority List of Inspector Posts for the year 1998, 1999 & 2000 issued by update

Today, it is learnt that  seniority list of Inspector Posts cadre for the year 1998, 1999 and 2000 is likely to be circulated withiin fortnight.

Repatriation of PS Gr. B officers to Uttarakhand Circle

To view Directorate Memo No. 9-22/2013-SPG dated 26.8.2013, please CLICK HERE. CLICK HERE for one more order.

Simple Tips by which You can Increase Speed of Your Computer

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Limited Departmental Competitive Examination for promotion to the cadre of IP 2012 held on 13th and 14th October, 2012- declarationof recasting/revised result thereof

To view Directorate's order, please CLICK HERE.

Thursday, August 29, 2013

Repatriation of PS Gr. B officers to their Home Circle.

It is learnt from Directorate that, the request of following PS Gr. B officers for transfer to their Home Circle have been considered by the competenet authority. These officers were promoted to PS Gr.B cadre under Directorate memo No.9-23/2012-SPG dated 28/12/2012 and 9-23/2012-SPG(Pt.) dated 21/6/2013
1. Shri P. Radhakrishna, Gujrat Circle to Andhra Pradesh Circle 
2. Shri M. L. Rawat, Uttar Pradesh Circle to Uttarakhand Circle
3. Shri P. S. Mehra, Jammu and Kashmir Circle to Uttarakhand Circle

Letter to CPMG Maharashtra Circle i/c/w utilisation of surplus PS Gr. B post of erstwhile Supdt. RSD Mumbai

To view draft, please CLICK HERE.

Letter to Secretary (Posts) i/c/w Linking of repatriation of PS Group “B” officers to the current DPC.

No. GS/AIAIASP/PS Gr.B/DPC/2013                     dated          August 29, 2013

Ms P Gopinath,
Department of Posts,
Dak Bhavan, Sansad Marg,
New Delhi 110 001.  

Subject: Linking of repatriation of PS Group “B” officers to the current DPC. 

Respected Madam,

IPASP Association expresses its gratitude for convening regular PS Group “B” DPC for the vacancy year 2013-14 well in advance giving good time to our members for joining their new assignments.  At the same time it is also fact that many JTS posts are lying vacant in circles and Group “B” officers are officiating creating resultant vacancies in Group “B”. This position differs from circle to circle and thereby some of the Circles have not implemented orders pertaining to Promotion of ASPs to PS Gr. ‘B’ cadre issued by directorate in the recently held supplementary DPC in toto. Despite having, clear orders to relive the promoted officers to their new assignments within one month from the date of issue of order, some circles have retained these promotees, particularly officiating in the same capacity, in respective circles without any valid reason though they had been allotted nearby Circles.
        Apparently, this action of the CPMG/PMG is not only arbitrary but also has caused disparity in the promotional avenues of IP to ASP against clear vacancies that are due to be caused owing to the promotion of these officers. It seems that due to vested interest of PMG/CPMG in the matter, these officers are retained by Circles. What is the use of promotion when the promoted ASPs are not to be relieved to join the new assignment?  Whereas many officers presently working in other circles are still awaiting repatriation to their parent circles giving tough time to them and their families. Furthermore Circles are not sending correct position of vacancies to Directorate perhaps either to retain ASPs of their choice or reasons best known to them. Even the officers repatriated to adjust officers promoted in supplementary DPC have not been relived to their choice circles.  It does not mean that there is dearth of calibre in the cadre, rather everyone has the ability to do job as per their ability but they need opportunity instead of adopting pick and choose policy. So on this count there should be clear instruction to follow directorate orders so that no favouritism or hardship is felt at any level.

It is therefore urged upon kindly to intervene and place in orders to call for correct  vacancies lying vacant or likely to be vacated owing to retirement or promotion by 31-12-2013 to enable the affected persons adjusted in the parent Circle by issuing appropriate repatriation orders against vacant posts and future posts likely to be formed by 31-12-2013 . Since this has cascading effect and chain reaction, therefore, this would also minimize the refusals of accepting promotions.

A positive action will be highly appreciated & line in reply is requested.

Yours sincerely, 

(Vilas Ingale)
General Secretary
Letter dispatched under SPA No. EM845074075IN

Civil Services Mains Examination 2013 from December 1

Civil Services Mains Examination 2013 is going to be held from December 1. The exam will be held for five days. There will be eight compulsory papers and one optional. Candidate who qualified in the prelims exam can submit their online applications before September 10.
Civil Service Main Exam 2013 will be held from December 1, 2013. Candidates who cleared the preliminary examination papers that were held in May this year are eligible to apply for the mains exam. Civil Services Main exam 2013 will be held for five days from 1st to 5th December. The test will be conducted in 19 centres located all across India.
The centres in which Civil services main examination will be held are Ahmadabad, Allahabad, Bangalore, Bhopal, Chandigarh, Chennai, Cuttack, Delhi, Dispur, Hyderabad, Jaipur, Jammu, Kolkatta, Lucknow, Mumbai, Patna, Shillong, Shimla and Tiruvananthapuram.
Candidates who want to appear for Civil Services Main Examination will have to apply to ‘Under Secretary (CSM), Union Public Service Commission, Dholpur House, shahjahan Road, New Delhi – 110069. They should submit the online application and then send the printout of the application to the above address. All the necessary documents should be enclosed. Fee that has to be paid for general candidates is Rs. 200. This should be paid through central recruitment fee stamps which are available at the post offices. The stamps have to be affixed on the application form. There is no need to pay the fee by SC/ST candidates and also female candidates. Civil Services Main Exam will be conducted for five days. There will be eight compulsory papers and one optional. Nearly 16,000 candidates qualified in the preliminary exam that was conducted in May, 2013. These candidates have to re-apply for the civil services mains examination 2013. The applications will be available on the official website. Online applications are open from 20th August and the last date for applying is September 10. Exam will be conducted on December 1. Printout of the online application should reach the above mentioned address before 18th September, 2013. The envelope that contains the application should have ‘Application for Civil Services (Main Examination 2013) written on it.
Courtesy :

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

DPC for the promotion to the cadre of PS Gr. B for the year update

Today, it is learnt that CRs / APARs and requisite information from ALL Circles have been received at Directorate for convening DPC for the promotion to PS Gr. B for the year 2013-14. DPC work is in process. DPC is likely to completed before 15th September, 2013.

It is also learnt that the request of PS Gr. B officers for re-patriation to their Home Circle will also be considered as far as possible. 

Aadhaar mandatory to avail LPG subsidy in DBTL districts

To view news published by PIB, please CLICK HERE.

Promotion and postings of Senior Administrative Grade (SAG) Officers of Indian Postal Service, Group 'A' to Higher Administrative Grade (HAG) of the service and transfers/ postings of regular HAG Officers of Indian Postal Service, Group 'A'

To view Directorate's memo No. 1-16/2013-SPG dated 27th August 2013, please CLICK HERE.

Transfer/ Postings of the officer of Senior Administrative Grade (SAG) of Indian Postal Service, Group 'A'.

To view Directorate's memo No. 1-3/2013-SPG dated 27th August 2013, please CLICK HERE.

Safefuards in New Banking Licence Norms

Reserve Bank of India (RBI) issued guidelines for setting up new banks in the private sector vide Press Release dated 22.02.2013. The last date for receipt of applications was 01.07.2013. In all, RBI has received 26 (twenty six) applications.

At the first stage, the applications will be screened by RBI to ensure prima facie eligibility of the applicants, including the assessment of ‘fit and proper’ status of applicants. Thereafter, the applications will be referred to a High Level Advisory Committee to be set up by RBI. In view of the processes involved, it is expected to issue ‘in-principle’ approvals for new banks by the first quarter of 2014.

The safeguards and prudential regulations which have been put in place in the guidelines for the new bank, the parent Non-Operative Financial Holding Company (NOFHC) and the consolidated bank to serve as adequate safeguards to deal with conflict of interest situations, inter-alia, include ‘fit and proper’ criteria; corporate structure of the Non-Operative Financial Holding Company (NOFHC); no exposure to the promoter group by bank, NOFHC and other financial sector entity under the NOFHC and; corporate governance of NOFHC and stipulation of majority of independent directors on the Board of the Bank.

This was stated by Minister of State for Finance, Shri Namo Narain Meena in written reply to a question in Rajya Sabha today.

Source : PIB

DPC for the promotion to the cadre of PS Gr. B for the year update

Today, it is learnt that CRs / APARs and requisite information from ALL Circles have been received at Directorate for convening DPC for the promotion to PS Gr. B for the year 2013-14. DPC work is in process. DPC is likely to completed before 15th September, 2013.

It is also learnt that the request of PS Gr. B officers for re-patriation to their Home Circle will also be considered as far as possible. 

Transfers & Postings of Managers of MMS

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Child Care Leave (CCL) to third child in case of second child has been given away in adoption: DoPT clarification vide Min of Labour & Emp.

To view memo, please CLICK HERE.

Monday, August 26, 2013

Demand for new National Pay Commission(7th CPC)

ANSWERED ON-23.08.2013
Demand for new National Pay Commission

Will the Minister of RAILWAYS be pleased to satate :-

1704 . SHRI D. RAJA

(a) whether it is a fact that all Railway trade unions have threatened to go on a general strike if their demand for a new National Pay Commission is not announced within a period of four months; and

(b) if so, the details thereof and Government’s reaction thereto?



(a) and (b): There are two recognized staff Federations on Railways. Both the Federations have made numerous demands concerning various service matters of railway employees like pay and allowances, promotion and pension. While one of the Federations have indicated that if their grievances are not resolved in a time bound programme, the Federation would be compelled to conduct strike ballot as a first step. The other Federation have decided to give a time of four months to the Government for satisfactorily settling their demands failing which the Federation will be compelled to give call for ‘Indefinite Strike’ on Railways. One of the demands of both the Federations is regarding setting up of VIIth Central Pay Commission. Since constitution of Central Pay Commission is a subject matter of Ministry of Finance, the same has been referred to that Ministry.
Source :

Assam to have women helpline

Guwahati, Aug 26 (PTI) Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi today directed state Chief Secretary P P Varma to operationalise 181 helpline exclusively for women in distress.

The Chief Minister in an order to the Chief Secretary asked him to instruct the state Home and Political Department to work out an action plan to operationalise the 181 helpline facility for women as it was in other states like Delhi.

Circle Conference......Rajasthan Circle.

5th Biennial Circle Conference of Rajasthan Branch was held on 24th August 2013 at Jodhpur. General Secretary and CHQ Treasurer attended the conference. Ms Anula Kumar PMG Jodhpur Region, Mr. Ashok Kumar DPS (HQ) Jaipur and Dr. Sachin Mittal DPS Jodhpur also attended the conference as Chief Guest and Guest of Honours. The following are elected as President and Circle Secretary.
1. President : Mr. Atma Ram, ASP (BD/Mktg.) o/o PMG, Ajmer Region, Ajmer. (Mobile No.9414775300)
2. Circle Secretary : Mr. Bhupendra Parasher, IP (Computer) o/o CPMG, Rajasthan Circle, Jaipur (Mobile No. 9414576782)
CHQ congratulate to these comrades and their team.

Circle Working Committee Meeting....Karnataka Circle.

Karnataka Branch is holding their Circle Working Committee Meeting on 21/9/2013 at  Amaragiri Tirupati Temple, Arsikeri-573103 (Dist: Hassan).

Raising of GDS Bonus Ceiling - An Update

It was learnt that Finance Ministry has cleared the file relating to enhancement of Bonus ceiling of Grameena Dak Sevaks from Rs 2500/- to Rs 3500/-. It will be materialized after getting the cabinet approval.

CORRIGENDUM: Limited Departmental Competitive Examination for promotion to the cadre of PS Gr.'B' 2012 held on 03-06-2012- declaration of recasting/revised result thereof.

To view please CLICK HERE.

Disclosure of personal information under the RTI Act, 2005

No.11/2/2013-IR (Pt.)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions
Department of Personnel & Training
North Block, New Delhi,
Dated the 14th August 2013
Subject: Disclosure of personal information under the RTI Act, 2005.
The Central Information Commission in one of its decisions (copy enclosed) has held that information about the complaints made against an officer of the Government and any possible action the authorities might have taken on those complaints, qualities as personal information within the meaning of provision of section 8 (1) (j) of the RTI Act, 2005.

2. The Central Information Commission while deciding the said case has cited the decision of Supreme Court of India in the matter of Girish R. Deshpande vs. CIC and others (SLP (C) no. 27734/2012) in which it was held as under:-
“The performance of an employee/Officer in an organisation is primarily a matter between the employee and the employer and normally those aspects are governed by the service rules which fall under the expression personal information, the disclosure of which has no relationship to any public activity or public interest. On the other hand, the disclosure of which could cause unwarranted invasion of the privacy of that individual." The Supreme Court further held that such information could be disclosed only if it would serve a larger public interest.
3. This may be brought to the notice of all concerned.
End: As above.
(Manoj Joshi)
Joint Secretary (AT&A)


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Consumer forum imposes fine of 5k on chief post master for deficiency of service

KANPUR: The Consumer Protection Forum,KanpurNagar, on Friday ordered chief post master, KanpurNagar, to pay Rs 5,000 to complainant within 30 days of the order for deficiency of service.
Complainant Ashok Kumar Pandey had moved the Forum claiming that he lost an opportunity to land a job and earn his bread and butter owing to the deficiency of service. His application form for a job in Barrage NirmanKhand-II, irrigation department, Phoolbagh, was rejected due to delayed delivery.

In his petition, Pandey claimed that he was unemployed and had applied against an advertisement of the above job. The last date of submission of form was February 18, 2009 and he had sent his form through speed post on February 16. Pandey claimed that his application form reached the irrigation department on February 20 and was not entertained. The postal department returned his form with a note of refusal.
The claimant sought Rs 50,000 from the postal department as damages for not delivering the application on time and the mental agony caused by it.

Appearing before the Forum, the postal department contradicted the charges of deficiency of services. In a written submission, the department claimed that letter was delivered on February 20. As per norms of speed post services, the letter is to be delivered within 72 hours of the date of registry. The department said that Pandey's complaint be rejected as the application was delivered within due course of time.

Forum president LV Singh and member Ganesh Prasad in their order observed that speed post must be delivered within 48 hours but even if the claim of 72 hours was considered then application should have been delivered on February 19. However, the marking of refusal was done on February 20 at 12.45 pm, which indicated that the application form reached its destination on the fourth day.

The Forum said that it was a fit case of deficiency of service and liable to be awarded. The forum awarded the complaint and imposed a fine of Rs 5,000 on chief post master.


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Revised establishment Norms for Operational Activities at Speed Post Sorting Hubs, Intra-circle Hubs and Computerised Registration Centres

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Nomination of Nodal Officer for RTI for the Department of Posts

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Friday, August 23, 2013


To view copy of order issued by DoPT, please CLICK HERE.

GDS substitute arrears - clarification issued by the Directorate

To view copy of order, please CLICK HERE FOR PAGE ONE, PAGE TWO


CHQ needs data from Circles.....

All Circle Secretaries and CHQ Office Bearers have already been requested by GS to furnish the following information to CHQ immediately through email. But as on date information from only one circle have been received. The information on point No. 1 & 2 is required to compare the vacancy position likely to be declared by Directorate for convening DPC for JTS Gr. A and PS Gr. B cadre. Other information is required to pursue the issues with Directorate for early filling up the vacant post of Inspector Posts and repatriation of surplus Inspector Posts to their Home Circle.
1. No. of JTS Gr. A posts vacant in the Circle.
2. No. of PS Gr. B posts vacant in the Circle.
3. No. of Inspector Posts (Direct Recruit) posts vacant in the Circle (year wise).
4. Names of surplus IPs working in other circle whose request pending for re-allotment.

IT firms slam door on postmen, reject mail

CHENNAI: Hundreds of rakhis, letters and articles sent by speed post to IT companies in Sholinganallur, Perungudi and Thoraipakkam were returned to India Post offices after the companies refused to accept them, saying they do not have the men or machinery to distribute the items to staff.
Confirming the incident, postmaster general Merwin Alexander criticised IT firms for what he described as a "gross violation of human rights". "How could companies stop their employees from receiving letters and rakhis?" he asked.

"Some postmen reported that when they go to deliver post at IT companies, they are treated with scant respect and are asked to leave," he said, adding that his department will hold talks with the IT majors next week. "They should cooperate with us, if not as their bounden duty to their employees, then at least as part of what they call 'corporate social responsibility'."

India Post officials said at least 4,500 letters, some with credit and debit cards, greetings and more than 1,500 rakhis are lying in the Sholinganallur, Perungudi and Thoraipakkam post offices.

"I wear the India Post uniform and have an identity card but security guards at the companies, most of whom speak only Hindi, refuse to allow me inside. The guards say they are acting on the instructions of company officials," said a postman from Perungudi.

Paresh Khatri, a software professional, said his sister sent a rakhi to him by speed post on Saturday but it had not reached him even after five days. "An postal employee called me on Thursday and asked me to collect the parcel from the post office because my office does not allow postmen to deliver mails or packages," he said.

An official with a leading IT company said his firm does not intentionally stop mail from being delivered to employees. "If at all some mails or gifts have not been delivered, it was probably due to a wrong address," he said.

Circle working Committee Meeting....Odisha Circle

Circle Working Committee Meeting of Odisha Circle will be held on 15/9/2013 at Bhadrak.

Thursday, August 22, 2013

Meeting with representatives of UNI

The following representatives of UNI Global Union met with General Secretary and discussed various issues related to Trade Union Activities and service matters. They requested our Association to join with them. 

1. Mr Christopher Ng, Regional Secretary, UNI Global Union, asia and pacific, Singapore. 
2. Ms Anjali Bedekar, Co-ordinator, NI ILC India, UNI Global Union, asia and pacific, Singapore. 
3. Ms Josetta Nousjoki, Co-ordinator for International Relations, Palvelualojen ammattilitto, PAM, Helsinki. 
4. Mr Milind Nadkarni, Senior Vice President, UNI Global Union and President UNI-India Liason Council and General Secretary All India Bank of Baroda Employees' Federation, Mumbai. 

Letter to Secretary (Posts) i/c/w holding of periodical meeting.

No. CHQ/AIAIPASP/Agenda/2012                         Dated :               22/8/2013.

The Director General,
Department of Posts,
Dak Bhavan, Sansad Marg,
New Delhi 110 001.

Subject :- Agenda for holding of  Periodical meeting with Secretary (Posts).

Ref        :- Directorate letter No. 01/01/2011-SR dated 25th August, 2011 & 02/02/2012-SR dated 17th April, 2012
Respected Madam,

          This Association would like to bring to your kind notice that, despite submission of agenda vide letter of even number dated 10/4/2012 (copy enclosed), the date and time for holding of periodical meeting with this Association is awaited from Directorate. It is to further state that, Directorate vide above captioned memo has assured that, periodical meetings will be held regularly with this Association.

          It is therefore once again requested to kindly look into the matter personally and arrange for fixing date and time for holding of periodical meeting with this Association at the earliest.

          In case no decision is taken by the Department, the Association has no other option except to proceed on with a direct action starting from work to rule, non cooperation with officers, bearing black badges etc. In such circumstances, the responsibility of any adverse effect on services will rest with the Department.

Yours sincerely,

(Vilas Ingale)
General Secretary

Government Sets up a Committee to Find Out the Reasons For Backlog in Filling up of Reserved Vacancies

The Government has decided to set up a Committee to make in-depth analysis of the reasons for backlog in filling up of reserved vacancies. A 20-member committee headed by the Secretary, Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment will suggest measures to enhance the employability of reserved category candidates. The Committee members are from various Central Government Ministries including Ministry of Home Affairs, Department of Personnel & Training, Ministry of Human Resources Development, Ministry of Railways, UPSC, SSC, Railway Recruitment Board etc.
The Committee will submit its report within a period of three months from the date of its constitution.
The Government had launched a Special Recruitment Drive (SRD) to fill up the backlog reserved vacancies of the Scheduled Castes (SCs), Scheduled Tribes (STs) and Other Backward Classes (OBCs) in November, 2008. Progress of the drive was reviewed in July, 2011 and it was decided to re-launch the drive so as to fill up the remaining identified backlog vacancies by 31st March, 2012. The progress of Special Recruitment Drive was reviewed by the Government in May 2013. It was noted out of a total of 64,175 backlog vacancies (DR quota and Promotion quota) which could be filled up, 48,034 vacancies were filled up, indicating overall success rate of the Drive at about 75%.
The analysis of data and consultation with various Ministries indicated that lack of finishing skills or interview skills, less availability of professionally qualified persons, less identification of posts for Persons with Disabilities, dearth of professionally qualified persons especially in Hearing impaired Category of disability etc. are some of the reasons for less employability of SCs, STs, OBCs and PWDs in Government Sector.
Source : PIB (Release ID :98467)

Inspector Posts Examination 2013....Vacancy Andhra Pradesh Circle

The vacancy Position for LDCE for promotion to the cadre of of Inspector Posts (66.66%) for the year 2013 as communicated vide o/o CPMG, AP Circle, Hyderabad letter no Rectt/21-3/IP Exam/2013 dated 19.08.2013 is as follows.
Total Vacancies in AP Circle
Communal Break up

Sr. PM CAT case OA No. 1328/HR/2011 filed by IP/ASP Association Chandigarh and Haryana update

Matter came up for hearing on 19th August 2013 before the Hon'ble CAT Bench Chandigarh. No proceedings took place and the case stands posted to 24th October 2013 for arguments.

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

LGO Examination for the year 2013 will be held on 15th September 2013.

Date of Examination
Paper No.
15/09/2013 (Sunday)
10.00 AM to 11:00 AM
12:00 Noon to 01:00 PM

Department of Posts (DE Section) Letter No.A-34012/7/2013-DE dated 19/8/2013. To view please CLICK HERE.

RTI Online Web Portal launched today at New Delhi

Union Minister of State for Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions and Prime Minister’s Office Shri V Narayanasamy has said that rtionline web portal is another milestone in the regime of RTI that will further promote participation of our citizens in the process of governance and policy making decisions of the Government.Speaking at the launch of the portal in New Delhi today he said though presently this facility has been provided to Central Ministries, DoPT will consider extending this facility to the subordinate and attached offices of Central Government also. The Minister also appealed to the State Governments to consider developing similar facility of filing online RTI applications. Referring to the RTI Act as one of the biggest achievements of our democracy, Shri Narayansamy said that it has empowered the citizenry in an unprecedented manner to participate in nation building by promoting transparency and accountability in the working of every public authority. 

The rtionalize web portal has been developed by National Informatics Centre (NIC) at the initiative of Department of Personnel and Training. The url of this portal is 

This is a facility for the Indian Citizens to file RTI applications online and first appeals and also to make online payment of RTI fees. The prescribed fees can be paid through Internet banking of State Bank of India and its associate banks as well as by Credit/Debit cards of Visa/Master, through the payment gateway of SBI linked to this site.This facility is available for all the Ministries/Departments of Govt. of India. 

This system provides for online reply of RTI applications/ first appeals, though reply could be sent by regular post also. This system works as RTI MIS also. The details of RTI applications received through post could also be entered into this system. The citizens can also check the real time status of their RTI applications/first appeals filed online. 

IP Examination for the year 2013 will be held on 14th and 15th September, 2013.

To view please CLICK HERE. 

Aadhaar Card as Address Proof

Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has notified that the Aadhaar Card is a valid proof for opening of a bank account under the Know Your Customer (KYC) scheme.

RBI vide its circular dated 28.09.2011 has advised banks to accept the Aadhar letter issued by Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) as an officially valid document for opening bank accounts without any limitations applicable to small accounts. Further, the RBI has also advised the banks vide its circular dated 10.12.2012 that if the address provided by the account holder is the same as that on Aadhaar letter, it may be accepted as a proof of both identity and address.

This was stated by Shri Namo Narain Meena, MoS in the Ministry of Finance in written reply to a question in the Lok Sabha. 
Source : PIB

DPC for the promotion to the cadre of PS Gr. B for the year update

The CRs / APARs and requisite information from Jharkhand and Uttar Pradesh Circles are still awaited at Directorate for convening DPC for the promotion to PS Gr. B for the year 2013-14. CS & CHQ office bearers of these two circles may take up this issue with their circle administration and ensure its submission at the earliest.

Govt not considering to raise retirement age to 62 yrs

There is raging speculation that the Centre may raise the retirement age of its staff but top sources say there is no such move.

“There is no such plan to raise the retirement age to 62 from 60 years,” a reliable source in the Government said.

There are about 50 lakh Central Government employees working in various departments including the Railways across the country.

Recent media reports had claimed that the Ministry of Personnel was working on a proposal to increase the age of service by two years as part of Government’s plan to defer payouts in the form of pensions and other payments to check fiscal deficit.

It was also speculated that the move may be timed ahead of Lok Sabha elections.

Sources in the Ministry said raising retirement age requires a detailed consultation with all stake holders and discussion with the Finance Ministry. Without the Finance Ministry’s nod, the matter cannot be processed, they said.

The retirement age for a majority of Central Government employees is 60 years. However, the age for retirement in case of teachers and scientists is 62 years.

In a related development, Chhattisgarh Government has recently increased the age of retirement to 62 years from 60 for its employees.

The age of superannuation varies in State Governments with majority of them keeping it at 60 years.

The Centre had in 1998 raised the retirement age of Central Government employees to 60 from 58 years.

“Retirement benefits can’t be withheld pending enquiry”

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Death of Govt Employee does not entitle family for job: Supreme Court

The Supreme Court has held that death of a government employee in harness does not entitle the family to claim compassionate employment and the person seeking appointment must possess the eligibility for the post.

A bench of justices B S Chauhan and S A Bobde also said that the competent authority should examine the financial condition of family of the deceased and job should be offered to the eligible family member only if it is satisfied that they would not be able to cope up with the crisis.

"Mere death of a government employee in harness does not entitle the family to claim compassionate employment. "The competent authority has to examine the financial condition of the family of the deceased employee and it is only if it is satisfied that without providing employment, the family will not be able to meet the crisis, that a job is to be offered to the eligible member of the family. More so, the person claiming such appointment must possess required eligibility for the post," it said.

The bench allowed an appeal filed by MGB Gramin Bank which had challenged a 2010 judgement of the Rajasthan High Court by which one Chakrawarti Singh, son of a deceased Bank employee, was directed to be appointed under a scheme of compassionate employment.

Singh's father, who was working as a Class III employee with the Bank, had died on April 19, 2006 while in harness. Singh had applied for compassionate appointment on May 12, 2006.

The bench set aside the judgements of the High Court, saying, "The reasoning given by the single judge as well as by the division bench is not sustainable in the eyes of law." It also said that "an ameliorating relief should not be taken as opening an alternative mode of recruitment to public employment".

PTI : New Delhi, Tue Aug 20 2013